Researchers estimate that young people around the world are having sex less frequently than previous generations. Today, Japan tops the list of leaders in countries experiencing a "sexual recession" by a wide margin.
Not surprisingly, Japan is the country with one of the lowest birth rates on Earth, as it also holds the palm in terms of the number of virgins per capita compared to other industrialized countries. And the results of the National Fertility Survey are vivid confirmation of this.
Believe it or not, one in 10 Japanese people in their thirties is still a virgin, and the number of people who have no sexual experience by this age continues to grow steadily. In an interview with the American television channel CBS News, public health specialist, Peter Ueda, said that a huge number of young men and women cannot find a mate and for this reason remain virgins. Ueda lamented that the number of 30-year-old virgins in Japan today is the highest ever recorded in developed countries.
For Japan, already experiencing unprecedented population and fertility declines, such a sex recession could be a disaster. If current trends continue, Japan's population will decline by more than half over the next century.
Long working hours are to blame for the decline in Japanese sexual activity and the drop in birth rates, researchers say. In addition, young Japanese people spend too much time online with their virtual comrades, as well as increasingly popular robots and holographic “partners” every day.
Another of the main reasons for the sexual recession is the lack of financial stability and constant work for Japanese men. So, according to sociologists, among the Japanese with part-time work, aged 25 to 39, there are four times more sexually inexperienced men than among their peers who are employed full-time. And among the unemployed men in this age group, virgins are 8 times more.
Sociologists warn that the sex recession problem is not unique to Japan. According to these indicators, the United States is on its heels in the Land of the Rising Sun.